- Council: Weipa Town Authority
- Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
- Category: Cultural, Sports and Recreational Infrastructure
- Round: 1
Locals, fishing charter operators and tourists will benefit from the upgraded parking facilities that put the finishing touches on the Evans Landing Public Boat Ramp, making it safer and more user-friendly.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
- Building our Regions funding has enabled the Weipa Town Authority to direct funds to other important projects, including the upgrade of Andoom Oval.
- 97% of visitors to Cape York are on holidays and 71% come to fish. This project has the potential to attract fishers and boating enthusiasts for longer stays by improving services.
- The town authority expects the new facilities will revitalise the port area and provide additional recreational areas for families and visitors.
- More people will be able to enjoy various events including the Weipa Fishing Classic, Billfish Tournament, Ladies Gamefishing Day and Sportsfishing/Billfish Club events. The Fishing Classic is Weipa's largest event and is expected to attract over 2200 participants in 2017, with up to $1 million in increased business opportunities for Weipa.
- The boat ramp is used all year round, and can attract up to 200 vessels a day.
- This project increases the attractiveness of the town and promotes health and wellbeing by providing a new recreation area for fishers, boaties, visitors and passers-by.
- The humeceptor in the wash-down area will prevent stormwater pollution by preventing sediment and petroleum waste products from entering the water.
- A concrete pad and de-rigging bays.
- Amenities building.
- Security fencing and extra lighting.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.